I have been a bookseller for most of my professional life. I have continued to pursue my interests in
Literature, History and Politics throughout my working life.
I have had a long history as an informed and active member of the South Australian Political
community and have written, contributed to or edited a variety of student, political and community
In the last 8 years I have returned to tertiary study and have gained an Honours Degree in History
from Adelaide University and a Masters degree in International Relations from Flinders University.
In the intervening periods I have taught at High School level. I have also pursued my interest in
Intelligence Studies and have submitted work based on my MA for possible publication by Scribe
Publishers. I am continuing to prepare and revise this work for possible publication.
I have recently presented a paper on the links between Wellington’s Army and the foundation of
South Australia at the Australian Historical Association’s Annual National Conference in Adelaide.
I am currently engaged in assisting in research for a Centenary history of the WEA in South Australia.
I will be undertaking much of the editing and publishing of that book. The book will be launched in
September 2013 at a Civic reception at Adelaide Town hall by the Lord Mayor of Adelaide Mr Steven
I am also currently editing and publishing a book on Modern and Post-Modern Art for prominent
Adelaide Artist Jim Cane. I will also be editing and creating e-book versions of these texts.
These books are in addition to the dozen or so South Australian books which I have edited or
published , including my major role in commissioning, researching, designing and proof-reading Don
Dunstan’s Politics and Passion, Selected Essays from The Adelaide Review in collaboration with Dr
John Spoehr. I also produced a series of celebrated walking books on the Heysen Trail by Terry
Lavender and Strolling South Australia, written by Terry Lavender and Derek Whitelock which I
edited and designed. I was also the lead publisher and editor of the revised edition of Heysen of
Hahndorf by Colin Thiele.
I continue to write blogs on issues associated with my areas of study including blogs such as
“ Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die: Global crises and political failure.”
This blog was re-published in the nationally recognised blog Webdiary, the creation of celebrated
journalist and author, Margot Kingston. (http://webdiary.com.au/cms/?q=node/3183)<
I have recently blogged on issues associated with the killing of Osama Bin laden, Intelligence
Agencies and the Syrian Conflict and related topics.
I have conducted original research on the history of Intelligence agencies since 2004 and have an
ongoing interest in researching associated areas such as Resistance movements, guerrilla Warfare,
Counter-insurgency, Covert Warfare and increasingly, Cyber Warfare.
I am currently preparing a paper on Congressional Oversight of Intelligence services in the UnitedStates
for submission to The Journal Political Sciences Quarterly.